Valentine’s Day Cookies – Lauren’s Newest

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These Valentine’s Day Cookies are the cutest little treats for Valentine’s Day! Completely candy with a purple coronary heart in the course of every cookie! If you wish to strive a tremendous conventional sugar cookie, I’ve an awesome Sugar Cookies with Icing recipe on my web site too. It’s a tremendous fail-proof cookie that’s actually considered one of my favourite go-to recipes.

white cookies with red hearts in the middle spread out on parchment paper and cooling rack

These Valentine’s Day Slice and Bake Cookies are a enjoyable variation to conventional sugar cookies! I’m certain you’ve seen the pre-made slice and bake dough with vacation photos on the retailer. Whereas retailer purchased dough is nice if you find yourself brief on time, nothing is healthier than a do-it-yourself sugar cookie. I promise these are simpler than they appear, however you’ll be able to completely take all of the compliments when your folks gush over how fancy these are. 😉

valentine's cookies loaded on a plate

Enjoyable Vacation Variations

The enjoyable factor about this recipe is you can make it for almost any vacation! Listed below are a few enjoyable Slice and Bake Cookie variations:

  • St. Patricks Day – dye some dough inexperienced and discover a shamrock cookie cutter for a cute Irish cookie!
  • Easter – add much less meals dye for a pastel look and discover a bunny or egg formed cookie cutter.
  • Christmas – skip the center half and as a substitute roll the perimeters of the dough in purple, inexperienced and white sprinkles for a easy Christmas cookie.
  • Fourth of July – taking some notes from the Christmas sections, use purple, white and blue sprinkles!
  • Halloween – dye the surface dough purple, black or orange and preserve the within dough plain for some spooky distinction!

Easy methods to Make Valentine’s Day Cookies

For full recipe particulars, together with substances and measurements wanted, see the printable recipe card down under. Right here is step-by-step what to anticipate when making these enjoyable Valentine Slice and Bake Cookies:

In a small bowl, stir flour and baking powder collectively. Put aside. Cream butter and sugar collectively. Stir in egg and vanilla. Slowly incorporate the dry substances.

Add Crimson Fooding Coloring to Smaller Portion of Dough

As soon as dough has come collectively, take away 2/3 of dough to a separate bowl. Stir within the purple meals coloring to the smaller portion of dough till uniform in shade.

Roll Out Crimson Dough

Subsequent, roll the purple dough out fairly thick, about 1 inch thick, and begin slicing out hearts with a coronary heart formed cookie cutter. Upon getting all of them reduce, line all of them up and do your greatest to stay them collectively with out ruining their form. I ended up with 3 stacks of hearts.

*Sizzling Tip! I’ve discovered that freezing the stacks for half-hour or so makes them simpler to work with and never free their form. Calmly cowl stacks with plastic wrap on a baking sheet and place into the freezer. The common dough is definitely higher to be softer (at room temp) so it might probably stick effectively to the hearts, in any other case there are going to be some holes between the 2 colours. 

Roll Remaining Dough Out

Divide your remaining uncolored cookie dough into 3 (since I’ve 3 stacks of purple hearts) and canopy every tower of stacked hearts, being cautious to maintain them collectively.

Sizzling Tip! I discovered that rolling out snakes of dough and sticking them down the edges was the simplest and quickest technique to get them lined.

Wrap + Refrigerate 1 Hour

As soon as the center stacks are lined fully, give every a gently roll to create a easy, spherical edge. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour to in a single day.

When able to bake, preheat the oven. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Put aside.

Take away the cylinders of dough from fridge and slice into 1/2 inch rounds. Place onto the ready baking sheet leaving 1 inch round every cookie.


Bake 8-10 minutes or till cookie is barely {and I imply barely} brown on the bottoms, if brown in any respect and isn’t shiny. Take away from oven and funky 2 minutes earlier than cooling fully on a wire rack.

Sizzling Tip! Wanna know the trick to having completely spherical cookies? Earlier than eradicating from the baking sheet, take a big spherical cookie cutter and swirl the cookies round it instantly after they arrive out of the oven and are nonetheless sizzling. That is known as “cookie scooting”. This can repair a number of the edges and provides them a rounder form.

stacked Valentine's Day cookies

Make Forward + Storage Instructions

Retailer Valentine Cookies in an hermetic container, at room temperature for as much as 3 days.

To Freeze + Bake Later– put together dough because the recipe instructs up till inserting the dough within the fridge. At this level you’ll be able to place wrapped dough cylinders right into a freezer protected bag and into the freezer till able to bake. When able to bake, enable the dough to thaw in a single day within the fridge earlier than baking.

stacked valentines cookies, top cookie has a bite missing

Love Sugar Cookies? Give These Recipes a Attempt!

Remember to make these quickly for those you like! The printable recipe card is under. Take pleasure in! 🙂

white cookies with red hearts in the middle spread out on a board